Alternative 1 includes the possibility of linking Lake Edward
to Lake Albert, from which the White Nile starts at the port of Packwash, via a railway system.
A Congolese official on Saturday accused the Ugandan navy of killing 13 Congolese fishermen and detaining more than 100 others, amidst a spat over Lake Edward
which straddles the border between both countries.
The Semliki River flows from Lake Edward
, through the western edge of the great Ituri Rain Forest in Zaire (now DR Congo), augmented by streams from the Northern slopes of the Ruwenzori Mountains--the 'Mountains of the Moon'.
The resolution, adopted by a show of hands, points to the British oil company SOCO International which, in violation of different international conventions, has conducted oil exploration in and around Lake Edward
, an area which is home to chimpanzees, elephants, crocodiles and lions, some of which are endangered.
Beyond that, Virunga's Lake Edward
, where the oil is believed to lie, is part of the headwaters of the Nile.
In this regard I've discovered that the history of African science and science education is absent in almost every science text which means that students may never learn that there is an African root to fractal geometry, the Ishango bone was found with mathematical markings found at the fishing site on Lake Nyanza (aka Lake Edward
) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 9000 BC and 6500 BC or that historian and physicist Chiekh Anta Diop translation of a major portion Albert Einstein's theory of relativity into Wolof to demonstrate the ability of an African language to adequately articulate the modern laws and principles of science.
In the west of the country Baker discovered lakes which he called after members of the British royal family - Lake Albert, Lake Edward
and Lake George - and for which he received a knighthood.
SOCO points to an exemption under the conservation law and says its exploration is "scientific research." It notes there are other exemptions, such as for the 40,000 fishermen who live off the park's Lake Edward
, where SOCO says its exploration would not harm animals or fish.
Slightly west of Lake Edward
, however, is a less acknowledged yet equally important biogeographical feature: the water divide that separates the drainage of the Nile from the drainage of the Congo River (Fig.